The Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group is a new organization founded during the 2019-2020 academic year by Madeleine Jacques (MD2023). Our goals are to help members learn more about lifestyle medicine, gain exposure to the clinical practice of lifestyle medicine, and to promote lifestyle medicine in the community. We hope to accomplish these goals through hosting speakers, participating in lifestyle medicine conferences, working to develop a nutrition curriculum at EVMS, and community outreach events.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based practice that focuses on six areas to improve health and quality of life: healthy eating of primarily whole-grain, plant-based food, physical activity, management of stress, cessation of smoking, improvement of sleep, and forming and maintaining relationships.
Executive Committee 2020-2021
President: Madeleine Jacques, MD2023
Vice President: Lauren Mason, MD2023
Treasurer: Elisabeth Kamano, MD 2022
Secretary: Megan Harman, MD2023
Join our Facebook group to hear more about upcoming events!
September 29th at 12:00pm: Bluejeans talk with Sharon Henley from the Ornish Reversal Program - link here
August 27th at 12:00pm: Zoom talk with Dr. Panigrahi, "Prevent, Treat, and Reverse Heart Disease by Plant-Based Diet" - RSVP and get the zoom link here